David E. Ferraris

Heroes at home but (mostly) zeroes overseas

Hong Kong was dominant on home turf with a near clean sweep at Sha Tin's international showpiece and triumphant in what was proclaimed as the strongest ever Champions Mile, but underwhelming away from home with only Little Bridge's Royal Ascot victory to show from a recor

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

He is a good bread and butter horse, says in-form Ferraris

The winning run of the David Ferraris stable continued when Darpana snatched a well-deserved win in the shadows of the post in the all-weather Class Four sprint. 'He jumped better today and that meant he didn't leave himself with as much to do in the straight,' said jockey Zac Purton, who was confident Darpana had arrived when it mattered.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Gelding saves himself from compulsory retirement

The good news for trainer David Ferraris was that his good run continued with Metrevelli winning at the bottom of Class Five - the bad news was that the gelding probably saved himself from compulsory retirement and will be sticking around next season. Or was it bad news?

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Ferraris starting to pick up speed

The hot run continued for trainer David Ferraris last night as he claimed the Sports Club Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup with Imperial Rome and added further weight to the claims of a new Happy Valley specialist sire.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

There's a long way to go for out-and-out stayer

David Ferraris was left lamenting the lack of 2,200m events at Sha Tin after Tres Magnifique scored his first local victory, and the five-year-old is unlikely to ever live up to his reputation. 'He would stay the Burma Road,' Ferraris said. 'The 2,200m helped because he stays so well. In any race over distance, he is just one-paced all the way and plugs away.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Relieved Ferraris knows he has turned a corner

David Ferraris is having a season he would prefer to forget, but at least he won't have to front Hong Kong Jockey Club officials at the end of the term and has something to look forward to in the future with two promising four-year-olds he unleashed yesterday.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

In-play betting better guide for Whyte

There could be some nervous moments for those taking the short odds about Douglas Whyte in the Jockey Challenge, but a succession of top notch rides in the final four races should see him salute.

Whyte has rides in eight of the 11 events, but only has one mount - first-starter Keep-A-Pin in the griffin race to start the day - out of the first three races.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

We need a little sunshine, say Treasure Beach's team

Alex Cole spent part of yesterday nervously looking out of his hotel window for the weather prospects after an outside draw had been the first blow to Treasure Beach's chance of carrying off a rare head-to-head between the classic form of Europe and Hong Kong in the HK$14 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'Sha Tin is where Bear Hero belongs'

Trainer David Ferraris has endured a character-building season but the South African handler got his star three-year-old sprinter Bear Hero back on the right track in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1,000m) and admitted he had made mistakes.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Woods rails at stable noise pollution

Trainer Sean Woods has 'written off' this season because of noise from a construction site next to his stables, which he says has sparked an exodus of owners from his yard and caused him to lose all confidence in his runners.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ferraris has no doubt Sweet Orange can deliver

When Vengeance Of Rain was preparing for the 2005 Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby by stringing together a series of wins, his jockey Anthony Delpech handed out a free tip for anyone who would listen.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bear Hero still carrying mental scars from injury

Bear Hero put a tumultuous six months behind him with a workmanlike win up the Sha Tin straight, but he might still feeling the effects of an injury suffered on his ill-fated early-season trip to Australia, according to winning jockey Neil Callan.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

In-demand Lloyd gets that winning feeling again

With trainers lamenting his imminent departure, veteran Jeff Lloyd continued to turn back the clock as he booted home a double, including a maiden win on the David Ferraris-trained Sharema Feeling.

27 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Wrath over transfers is easy to understand

It was easy to have sympathy for trainer David Ferraris after Sunday's racing, but not just because Sweet Orange was unlucky to lose the Classic Cup. Let's face it, unlucky runners are as rare as a Paris Hilton video. Unlucky defeats are unfortunate but part of the game.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Ferraris savours Sweet success

When David Ferraris greeted Weichong Marwing on Sweet Orange as the final winner of the 2010-11 season last July after the Hong Kong Racehorse Owners Association Cup, he was looking to the colt as the silver lining on a black cloud of a season.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am